4/30/2013 - Cincinnati State Adds Women’s Volleyball to Varsity Program
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April 30, 2013
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Cincinnati State Adds Women’s Volleyball to Varsity Program
Cincinnati State will add women’s volleyball to its intercollegiate sports program, beginning with the 2013 season.
“Volleyball is a popular sport that is played at a very high level in Greater Cincinnati,” said Cincinnati State Athletic Director Tom Hathaway. “We look forward to capitalizing on the high school and club talent in our area. We expect to quickly build a program that will compete among the best in our conference, as our other teams do.”
Hathaway said he hopes to name a head coach soon. Recruiting will begin immediately, he added. Cincinnati State will offer athletic scholarships in volleyball. Detailed information is available at http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/on-campus/athletics/volleyball/VolleyballPresentationWeb.pdf .
“There is no question that we have a lot of work to do in a short period of time, but I am confident that, with the support of our volleyball community, we will be ready for the start of the season,” Hathaway said.
Volleyball joins a Cincinnati State intercollegiate program that includes men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and golf (which is officially coed but traditionally dominated by male players). Those five teams have made seven appearances in the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships over the past four years.
The renovation of Cincinnati State’s gymnasium last year played a role in the decision to launch a volleyball program, Hathaway said. He also noted that the college typically receives dozens of inquiries each year from high school seniors interested in playing the sport.
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